Updated (August 2011): Compare the Sony SLT-A77 vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A900

Sony Alpha DSLR-A900 vs Sony SLT A77

Winner
Sony Alpha DSLR-A900

91

Sony SLT-A77

85

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A900

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.74x
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
500 ms startup delay
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
More storage slots
Storage slots
2
 

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A77

Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
12 fps
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony SLT-A77.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha DSLR-A900.

competitors

Sony Alpha DSLR-A900 Competitors

Sony Alpha DSLR-A850

Sony Alpha DSLR-A850

Pro DSLR

Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Sony SLT A99

Sony SLT A99

Pro DSLR

$1,998 - $3,198 body only

$2,880 with 28-75mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Live view Has live view
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$1,990 body only

Live view Has live view
Movie format Shoots movies
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Sony SLT-A77 Competitors

Sony SLT A77 II

Sony SLT A77 II

Pro DSLR

$998 - $1,198 body only

$1,598 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Significantly more focus points
Overall image quality Better image quality
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony SLT-A68

Sony SLT-A68

Boutique

Focus points Significantly more focus points
Weight Lighter
Screen size Much smaller screen
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$698 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

discussion

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Alpha DSLR-A900
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Sony SLT-A77
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DanO (2:32 AM, December 17, 2011)
Today is 16 December 2011 and the A77 is nowhere to be found. The few that were sold all have mixed reviews. Even the positive reviews from the Sony website read with negative perspectives. NEX7 is the only Sony camera to be found in very few numbers. The A900 remains as the only good Sony camera that can actually be purchased. As such, it's markedly overpriced for a product that is three years old and out of production!